[Mailman-Users] Bug (probably not) /usr/sbin/postalias /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)

Thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 09:27:04 CET 2013

I'm doubting that this is a bug:

Bug in Mailman version 2.1.15

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of
traceback and other system information has been explicitly inhibited, but
the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs.

Jan 01 19:40:49 2013 mailmanctl(3714): PID unreadable in:
Jan 01 19:40:49 2013 mailmanctl(3714): [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
Jan 01 19:40:49 2013 mailmanctl(3714): Is qrunner even running?
Jan 02 00:18:02 2013 (8631) command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
Jan 02 00:18:02 2013 admin(8631):
admin(8631): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.15 -----]
admin(8631): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(8631): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(8631):   File "/var/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 112, in run_main
admin(8631):     main()
admin(8631):   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 56, in
admin(8631):     process_request(doc, cgidata)
admin(8631):   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/create.py", line 239, in
admin(8631):     sys.modules[modname].create(mlist, cgi=1)
admin(8631):   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 241, in
admin(8631):     _update_maps()
admin(8631):   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MTA/Postfix.py", line 53, in
admin(8631):     raise RuntimeError, msg % (acmd, status, errstr)
admin(8631): RuntimeError: command failed: /usr/sbin/postalias
/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases (status: 1, Operation not permitted)
admin(8631): [----- Python Information -----]
admin(8631): sys.version     =   2.7.3 (default, Sep 26 2012, 21:53:58)
[GCC 4.7.2]
admin(8631): sys.executable  =   /usr/bin/python
admin(8631): sys.prefix      =   /usr
admin(8631): sys.exec_prefix =   /usr
admin(8631): sys.path        =   ['/var/lib/mailman/pythonlib',
'/var/lib/mailman', '/usr/lib/mailman/scripts', '/var/lib/mailman',
'/usr/lib/python2.7/', '/usr/lib/python2.7/plat-linux2',
'/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-tk', '/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-old',
'/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages']
admin(8631): sys.platform    =   linux2
admin(8631): [----- Environment Variables -----]
admin(8631):     HTTP_REFERER:
admin(8631):     SERVER_SOFTWARE: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)
admin(8631):     SCRIPT_NAME: /cgi-bin/mailman/create
admin(8631):     SERVER_SIGNATURE: <address>Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server
at dur.bounceme.net Port 80</address>
admin(8631):     REQUEST_METHOD: POST
admin(8631):     SERVER_PROTOCOL: HTTP/1.1
admin(8631):     QUERY_STRING:
admin(8631):     CONTENT_LENGTH: 151
admin(8631):     HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686;
rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0
admin(8631):     HTTP_CONNECTION: keep-alive
admin(8631):     SERVER_NAME: dur.bounceme.net
admin(8631):     REMOTE_ADDR:
admin(8631):     SERVER_PORT: 80
admin(8631):     SERVER_ADDR:
admin(8631):     DOCUMENT_ROOT: /var/www
admin(8631):     PYTHONPATH: /var/lib/mailman
admin(8631):     SCRIPT_FILENAME: /usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/create
admin(8631):     SERVER_ADMIN: webmaster at localhost
admin(8631):     HTTP_HOST: dur.bounceme.net
admin(8631):     REQUEST_URI: /cgi-bin/mailman/create
admin(8631):     HTTP_ACCEPT:
admin(8631):     GATEWAY_INTERFACE: CGI/1.1
admin(8631):     REMOTE_PORT: 41626
admin(8631):     HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE: en-US,en;q=0.5
admin(8631):     CONTENT_TYPE: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
admin(8631):     HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING: gzip, deflate

Ohhhh, I think that I didn't create the aliases, that's all.   Pardon,
already copy/pasted, etc, so may as well click send before heading off to
bed.  Pardon, I installed mailman, got it working, and then going through
the process again, should've RTFM again.



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